With the release of Windows Server 2012 on September 4th and recent announcements by VMware at VMworld it was time to see how we are doing from a technical perspective.
We have released a paper in which we compare Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server 2012 with VMware vSphere Hypervisor and VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus.
In this paper, we have looked at a significant number of the new capabilities that are available within Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, across 4 key investment areas:
Across each of these areas, we’ve detailed how Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers more scale, a more comprehensive array of customer-driven features and capabilities, and a greater level of extensibility and flexibility than the standalone VMware vSphere Hypervisor or VMware vSphere 5.1. With features such as Hyper-V Replica, cluster sizes of up to 64 nodes and 8,000 virtual machines, Storage and Shared-Nothing Live Migration, the Hyper-V Extensible Switch, Network Virtualization, and powerful guest clustering capabilities, it’s clear to see that Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers the most comprehensive virtualization platform for the next generation of cloud-optimized infrastructures.
The paper can be downloaded here.
Too late now likely... You mention this covers "5.1", yet the PDF is named "...5.0.pdf".
Just like Microsoft to say that it's un fairly leap frogged the competition. I though MS might have actual gotten it right this time. The partner conference was a little disappointing... Looks like our Enterprise customers will be VMware shops for a bit longer. MS isn't quite there yet? They have made substantial progress though.
8,000 vm / cluster ?
4,000 vm / cluster
at TechNet "Hyper-V Server 2012 Comparison"
at "Hyper-V featurs comparison"
It indeed applies to 5.1
Yes, 8000 VM's in a cluster!
good article. however, majority of clients would like to see how those two vendors compare when it comes to licensing